Goathland railway station is a station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and serves the village of Goathland in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England. It has also been used in numerous television and film productions (see below). Holiday accommodation is available in the form of a camping coach.
This station (originally known as Goathland Mill until 1891) is on the deviation line opened by the North Eastern Railway in 1865 to avoid the cable-worked Beck Hole Incline, which was part of the original 1836 Whitby and Pickering Railway route.
Paul Senior | Mar 11, 2018
Famous for being Hogsmeade station in the first Harry Potter film. Well kept village station with cafe, toilets and Harry Potter gift shop. Great for walking as you can get up on to the moors from the station. Well worth a visit
Mr Pickle | Mar 13, 2018
Fabulous. When the steam trains are running this has to be one of the most iconic and atmospheric stations in the UK. And, of course, it was Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter movies. An absolute must-see for visitors to the area. It’s even worth visiting when it’s quiet and the trains aren’t running.
Patsy Riley | Mar 3, 2018
We went on the steam train and had Christmas Lunch. The food was delicious and recommend to all. The station is lovely with a roaring fire in the waiting room and a gift shop on sight
jacqueline frost | Mar 2, 2018
Great station. Fab cafe, food beautiful. Real ale available. Train ride great
David Wendy | Feb 13, 2018
Delightful yesteryear station. Takes you back to the nostalgic feel of the steam railways with properly tended stations serving local communities. Well done NYMR.
Ali D | Apr 11, 2018
A stunning location in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. A must visit for train fans and especially Harry Potter fans as it was Hogsmeade station in the first film. Wonderfully looked after with many original features lovingly preserved. Best of all, steam trains come through and though worth visiting without they are certainly worth waiting for.
Kenzie Haxton | Apr 11, 2018
It's a cool little bit of the countryside but if your no a gigantic Harry Potter fan then I don't think you can appreciate it as much. There's the cutest little Caffè there. But if your looking for a day out then maybe stop in on your way to somewhere else. It's interesting but not a lot to do.
Michael D. Milson CHt | Mar 30, 2018
Goathland is a great place, aside from the TV show and movie filming locations in the area, Goathland itself is a beautiful part of the English countryside. I have had the pleasure of riding the trains through here and visiting the station and other areas several times. The station is a perfect spot for some great photos!
Chris D | Mar 25, 2018
A must for any Harry Potter fan! This place is simply stunning and the surrounding area is just as beautiful as well. We parked at the car park next to the station and went during the winter season when no services were running. The staff there didn’t mind us at all walking around and taking a few photos. It was immaculately kept!
David Paul Sargent | May 15, 2018
If you remember Heart beat TV series this is where to get off . The station has adverts from the past . Which reminds oldies of their childhood. Children from local schools use the station for projects. The atmosphere of Harry Potter is every where as one of stations was Hogs meade is that what it was called. Wonderful place enjoy.
Ann Howell | Jun 28, 2018
This heritage railway does not give concessions to older people which makes it quite expensive also don't make the mistake of sitting down in first class with your ticket as this will cost you another £4 each I did not see this information anywhere when the tickets were bought . It also costs £5 to park your car. You are able to watch the trains free from the platform . I understand that things like this cost lots of money to run but given most of the staff are volunteers I feel as if the public are paying for other people to indulge their hobby. In my opinion other heritage lines are better value.
Baz Smith | Jun 28, 2018
A trip into the great days of steam railways! Period trains, period stations, period uniforms and period fittings all combine to make it a nostalgic visit for old and young (and everyone in between) Thoroughly enjoyed our trip combined with a 6 mile walk between stations in the lovely Esk valley, and you can watch the loco's passing too! Totally recommended!
Simon Vardy | Jun 12, 2018
It's absolutely fine, nothing spectacular but nothing bad either. If you're there for the steam train coming in that's quite cool and I imagine Harry Potter fans find it a bit more exciting! Not a lot in Goathland otherwise though.
David Hulbert | Jun 3, 2018
Beautifully restored station, forming part of the North York Moors Railway. Apparently, it was in the first Harry Potter film but it's more well known to me from the seminal ITV drama 'Heartbeat'! Steam trains and nostalgia abound. Very busy on sunny days.......
Rebecca Marie Simpson | Jul 23, 2018
Absolutely beautiful here, lots of things to see. Lots of ice-cream and cafés to sample. There are also great little gift shops and ample parking. It's £3 for a full day here. There is also a brilliant little park for the little people. The station is a must see. Thoroughly enjoyed our day exploring.
Hayley Elvin | Jul 28, 2018
A great location to visit for any Harry Potter fan. My son is a massive train fanatic and the station staff were very friendly and talked to him about steam trains and the station. A nice range of merchandise for Thomas the tank and Harry Potter fans at the station shop. The times of the trains are displayed on the station platform if you are wanting to catch a glimpse of any of the trains as well.
Michael Walley | Jul 22, 2018
This is a great place to visit for all the family although you need to plan your day to get the most out of your day ticket and to make sure you can do and see everything. Staff are friendly and helpful good facilities. Nice to travel back in steam the sights the smells just love it.
Eric Kuijpers | Jul 30, 2018
Very picturesque village and station, though next time I would visit without young children as the village does not host that many attractions for them. Otherwise, totally worthy stop on this beautiful steam track.
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